Mental Health Practice PGCert

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Mental health practitioners are in demand, nationally and locally. This course gives you the skills to practice up to Associate Practitioner level in NHS Mental Health Services.

You’ll develop knowledge in a range of therapeutic practices, assessment, ethics, and partnership and recovery working.

You also become familiar with being part of a multidisciplinary team within NHS Mental Health Services, engaging with adults experiencing complex mental health difficulties.

Why choose this course?

  • Psychology at Sussex was placed in the top 10 for research in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • We are one of the largest psychology units in the UK. You’ll study in an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate research and study.
  • Clinical placements are provided as part of the training on this course, allowing you access to – and experience of – working within public-sector mental health services.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 7.5-8.5 depending on your university. 

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (Grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.5 or 8 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class upper division or GPA 3.1/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.3/4.0 (grade B+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 5-5.5/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 75%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad' and a GPA of 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 7.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 17/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 75%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 13.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.4 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 55-70% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.2/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 15.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 105.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 4 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 3,33.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.5/4.0 or 14/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 8.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 80%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class upper division or CGPA of at least 3.5/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 60%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.5/4.0 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7.5/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 14/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 'very good' overall, or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 3 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.5/5.0 or 3/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division or CAP 4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 1.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.5/4.0 or B+

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with upper second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 5/6 or 8/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.3-3.5/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0 or 7.5/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. No prior knowledge or experience in mental health is required. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work with adults with complex mental health difficulties. You must also show an interest in developing education in practice, therapy and skills fundamental to mental health care. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Higher level (7.0 overall, including at least 6.5 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

67 overall, including at least 62 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

95 overall, including at least 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Level 5, including at least 4 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 80%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 80%

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

Interviews by Skype or at the UniversityYes
Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Application deadlines

1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

There is high demand for this course and we recommend that you apply by April.

Course details

How will I study?

The course equally focuses on theory and practice (including clinical placements).

Teaching and learning take place through a combination of:

  • lectures, workshops and seminars
  • small group sessions
  • clinical supervision of your work with clients.

Assessment is through a range of methods – such as essays, journals, presentations and observed assessments – to help you demonstrate your developing skills and knowledge.

Modules

These are the modules running in the academic year 2017. Modules running in 2018 may be subject to change.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Please note

Certificate and Diploma programs at the University of Sussex are not eligible for USA federal Direct Loans. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

Our experts

Course enquiries

+44 (0)1273 876638 
psychology@sussex.ac.uk

Find out about the School of Psychology

Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£5,000 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£5,000 per year
International students:
£5,000 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Scholarships for this course have yet to be confirmed. Please check back later in the year.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

With its associated clinical placements, this course maximises your chances of employment both within the NHS and other mental health providers.

Graduate destinations

96% of students from the School of Psychology were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • team leader, Pathway
  • mental health worker, Sussex Council
  • assistant psychologist, South London NHS Trust.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

Understanding the Fundamentals of Mental Health Care

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

By studying this module, you gain knowledge in the fundamentals of:

  • mental health assessment
  • team working
  • working with risk
  • key policies and responsible practice
  • therapeutic boundaries
  • essential communication skills for the clinical setting.

As part of the module, you are introduced to concepts of therapeutics and resilience.

Your sessions in this module include theoretical teaching and experiential group work.

Ways of Understanding Mental Health Problems: Diagnosis, Formulation and Recovery

  • 15 credits
  • Autumn Teaching, Year 1 credits

By studying this module, you gain knowledge and critical understanding of the key models that operate in mental health services.

You develop a broad understanding of psychiatric diagnosis, formulation and recovery. And you critically explore the underpinning philosophies and implications of the different models.

Your sessions in this module may include lectures on:

  • diagnostic tools
  • ethics
  • labelling and critical theory
  • introduction to recovery as a philosophical approach to care.

Recovery, Collaboration and Partnership in Clinical Practice

  • 15 credits
  • Spring Teaching, Year 1 credits

By studying this module, you gain knowledge and skills in the guiding principles of recovery and prepare yourself to be able to apply those principles in a clinical setting.

You also develop an understanding of and commitment to working collaboratively and in partnership with service users, as well as an understanding of the context of care delivery including Payment by Results.

As part of the module, you are introduced to interventions including Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), and Behavioural Activation.

Therapeutic Tools for the Emerging Practitioner: skills, techniques and models of engagement

  • 15 credits
  • Spring & Summer Teaching, Year 1 credits

By studying this module, you gain knowledge and skills in a range of therapeutic techniques including:

  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • behavioural activation
  • psychosocial interventions
  • wellness and recovery planning.

You learn how to distinguish between appropriate interventions and be able to apply them in.

As part of the module, you are introduced to a range of therapeutic evidence-based strategies and you develop your ability to apply them in practice.

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